King Island Airport
|King Island Airport|
|IATA: KNS – ICAO: YKII|
|Operator||King Island Council|
|Elevation AMSL||132 ft / 40 m|
|Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart|
King Island Airport (IATA: KNS, ICAO: YKII) is a small regional airport located near the town of Currie on King Island off the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The airport is owned and operated by the King Island Council.
Airlines and destinations
|King Island Airlines||Moorabbin|
|Regional Express||Melbourne Airport|
|Airlines of Tasmania||Wynyard, Launceston|
|Sharp Airlines||Wynyard, Launceston|
Incidents and accidents
The airport was the site of a light plane crash on 26 November 1998, when a Piper Lance crashed shortly after take off on its way to Moorabbin, Victoria, killing three Melbourne nurses on board. It was suspected that a strong gust of wind just after take off caused the plane to stall and crash.
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